By Frank McAvennie

17th Jun, 2022 | 1:00pm

Liverpool told to sell Mohamed Salah after 'embarrassing' development - pundit

Liverpool should cash in on Mohamed Salah this summer if he is refusing to sign a new deal.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the latest transfer dealing at Anfield.

Salah, 30, has just over 12 months remaining on his deal at Anfield after last signing terms in July 2018.

According to The Athletic‘s James Pearce (1 June), the attacker will leave Liverpool next summer unless he receives a “significantly improved” contract offer.

Sadio Mane is set to leave the club this summer with Sky Sports reporting on Friday (17 June) that Bayern Munich are set to meet the club’s £42.5million valuation.

McAvennie claimed it is “embarrassing” that Salah may run his contract down and leave the club for nothing in the summer of 2023.

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“I still don’t know why Mane or Salah would want to leave,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He is guaranteed a place in that Liverpool team but he wants to go. This is a team that will keep challenging for the Champions League.

Maybe it’s the thing with Salah? That’s another thing. I don’t know why Salah would run his contract down?

“Surely he isn’t going to run his contract down. It’s embarrassing, the club have to let him go. I don’t get it.”

Salah finished as Liverpool’s top scorer in the 2021-22 season, bagging 31 goals in 51 total outings.

He has now scored 156 goals for the club.

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